Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement - Pharmaceutical in KwaZulu-Natal - Emerging Search Consultants

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  • Durban, eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Description

  • Head of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
    To monitor and steer the delivery of the organisation�€�s procurement activity in line with stated business objectives.
    To maintain and update as necessary, the procurement strategy and to ensure the successful delivery of that strategy.
    Apply knowledge and expertise to assist local business units in strategy development, tender execution, contract negotiation and supplier performance evaluation.
    To provide the leadership focus for the procurement community and ensure that the highest professional standards of procurement practice are maintained to deliver the benefits of best procurement practice.
    To maintain and update as necessary, the organisation�€�s corporate procurement strategy, and to ensure the successful delivery of that strategy.
    To monitor and steer the delivery of the procurement activity and to assist in ensuring procurements are undertaken in accordance with the organisation�€�s stated aims and objectives.
    Prepare, implement and review the Corporate Procurement & Strategic sourcing strategy (including government) and procurement policies.
    Maintain a detailed awareness of current and emerging procurement best practice and ensure all associated policies of the organisation are reviewed.
    Ensure the organisation�€�s government strategy is embedded in the procurement process (tendering). To align with the SA business on preferential procurement initiatives and ensure delivery of agreed goals
    Liaise effectively with all budget holders in order to maintain an awareness of all current procurement projects and procurements planned for the next five years.
    Provide professional procurement advice to all budget holders in respect of all stages of key procurement exercises. In particular, the development and agreement of business cases, the identification of stakeholders�€� requirements, market analysis, bench marking, risk management, change control procedures, contract management and post contract review.
    Liaise with budget holders to deliver cost reductions, quality improvements, or security of supply outcomes.
    Adopt and use any new procurement efficiency tools making use of technology, shared solutions and other collaborative mechanisms. Oversee procurement system and data strategy; Implement new tools to support the function and the wider business
    Proactively develop markets, by networking and developing the key providers to the organisation.
    Identify, explore and evaluate opportunities for procurement collaboration.
    Ensure performance data is obtained regarding the organisation�€�s key suppliers, contractors and service providers, and that such data is reviewed in order to identify and correct weaknesses.
    Develop, maintain, monitor and review performance indicators relating to the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation�€�s procurement function and wherever necessary recommend and implement corrective action on a timely basis.
    Develop and maintain strategic alliances / partnerships. Build superior supplier relationship management capability within the team and through continuous business improvement
    Develop supply strategies delivering business requirements across assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost and innovation.
    Provision of knowledge and experience to procurement staff to develop a capability and training plans; and ensure that policies, standards and strategies are properly interpreted.
    Lead initiatives on behalf of the organisation in respect of sustainable procurement.
    Ensure the equalities and diversity agenda is actively promoted n all purchasing processes throughout the organisation.
    To be aware of all new developments and initiatives concerning procurement, including new legislation and Government guidelines, and ensure that all relevant officers in the organisation are advised appropriately
    Challenge, enhance and standardise existing procurement practices across all business units to ensure conformity of approach, generate economies of scale and deliver better value for money
    Provide best in class cost
    Deliver a category approach to ensure the procurement resources align with all operational business areas across the globe
    Maintain relationships with existing suppliers and source new suppliers as required
    Realise and deliver cost savings, together with a range of additional benefits including improved supplier performance, improved quality of service and total cost of performance along with risk management
    Manage department spend and budget
    Determine appropriate sources to supply Group requirements in terms of products and input materials
    Ensure company�€�s commercial imperatives and objectives in terms of items sourced are met and that it retains a competitive advantage
    Lead, develop and manage the supply base for the supply chain providing supply of high quality and competitively priced materials and services to meet the company�€�s requirements.
    Creates the Future- Strategic planning, Innovation, Leadership
    Performance driven- Initiative, results orientated
    Accountability & ownership- Proactive, responsible
    Leads & Influences others- Credibility, influencing skills
    Communicates effectively- Presentation skills, Writing skills
    Demonstrates passion for company
    Contributes special expertise- Industry and Professional knowledge
    B Degree in Pharmacy/ Chemistry/ Engineering/ Commerce
    Post Graduate Logistics/ Supply Chain/ Procurement qualification
    10 to 15 Years Procurement and strategic sourcing experience at a management level within a pharma manufacturing/ chemical environment
    Understanding of technical and regulatory aspects influencing pharmaceutical procurement
    Market Related
    Work Level:
    Senior Management
    Kwazulu Natal - Durban North

  • Requirements

  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No


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